Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

October 13, 2021
 This easy pecan pie recipe is a classic dessert, with sweet crust pastry and sugary sweet, a hint of caramelised custard filling.

 Pecan Pie
Pecan nuts, soft with a subtle hint caramelised custard made from brown sugar, corn syrup, baked in sweet crust pastry is a classic dessert.

This old fashion Pecan Pie with beautiful autumn colours, is definitely one of our favourite pie!
And it is so easy to bake pecan pie at home.

 Best Pecan pie

How to make Pecan Pie?

Printable pecan pie recipe and 'How to', can be found towards the end of the post.

Ingredients by cups can be found in the note section of the recipe card.
However, do take note that this pecan pie recipe measurement in cups are direct conversion only.
For best result, kitchen scale is essential.

 Making sweet pastry for pecan pie
1. Rub flour, caster sugar and butter to breadcrumb like texture.
Add egg yolks and mix.

 Add water to  sweet pastry for pecan pie
2. Add 1 teaspoon of cold water.
Do not add more than 2 teaspoon, the pastry will shrink in the baking stage.
Do not over work the pastry either, it will also shrink during baking stage.

 Refrigerate sweet pastry
3. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 Blind bake pecan pie casing
4. Roll out to 3mm thickness and transfer to loose base pie tin.
Take extra caution to extend the pastry above the baking pan.
This is to cater for any shrinkages during baking.

Tear pastry and patch where needed.
Pastry is ready for the first stage - blind bake. 

 trim excess par bake pastry
5. After 10 minutes, remove baking beans and trim off the excess pastry.

I do not like to waste, so I bake the excess pastry together with the 2nd pastry bake.

 Mixing pecan pie filling
6. While the pastry is baking in the oven, prepare the pecan pie filling.
Stir dark brown sugar, corn syrup and eggs.

 strain pecan pie filling
7. Pass through sieve for nice smooth custard filling.

 last stage to add melted butter to uncooked custard
8. Add melted butter.

 Pour the pecan pie filling into the baked pie crust.
9. Pour the pecan pie filling into the baked pie crust.

 Arrange whole pecan nuts
10. Arrange pecan nuts as whole or you can crush pecan nuts and place them on the uncooked custard.

 Pecan pie is going back into the oven for final bake.
11. Pecan pie is going back into the oven for final bake.

 Piping hot pecan pie.
12. Piping hot pecan pie.
This pecan pie is not ready to be served yet.

The pecan pie filling has not set yet. It will be a gooey mess, if I try to slice them at this stage!

 A slice of homemade pecan pie
13. Once cooled, pecan pie and its filling should should hold its shape

How to serve Pecan pie?

Pecan pie is best serve when it has completely cooled down or once the custard has set.

It takes about half an hour to an hour for the pecan pie filling to set, before you can slice them.

Sliced too early, you risk of pecan pie filling collapsing as the custard is still runny and gooey.

 easy pecan pie recipe

How do I keep any leftover Pecan Pie?

Any leftover (I am sure all will be gone ;P ), place them in an air tight container and refrigerate.

Pecan pie is best eaten within 3 days.

Other Recipes with Pecan Nuts

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 
Pecan and Chocolate Tart
Pecan Pie Cake

Video on How to bake Pecan Pie

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe
Yield: 8
Author: Lisa Ho
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 80 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 2 H & 40 M
This easy pecan pie recipe is a classic dessert, with sweet crust pastry and sugary sweet, a hint of caramelised custard filling. {See notes for Measurement in cups}


Pecan pie sweet crust pastry
  • 150g plain flour
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 60g cold butter
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon cold water 
Pecan Pie Filling
  • 255g corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 115g dark brown sugar
  • 30g melted butter
  • 120g whole pecan nuts


Pecan Pie sweet crust pastry
  1. Mix flour and sugar in a mixing bowl
  2. Add butter.
  3. Mix all 3 ingredients to a breadcrumb like mixture.
  4. Add egg yolk
  5. Mix the pastry lightly. Do not overwork the pastry.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon water and mix till just combine.
  7. Wrap the sweet pastry in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. Place the pastry in between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll to approximately 3 mm thickness.
  9. Gently transfer to a 20cm loose base baking pan.
  10. Raise to side (as per video) to cater for shrinkages.
  11. Pre heat oven 160C.
  12. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  13. Blind bake the sweet pastry crust for 10 minutes.
  14. Remove baking beans, trim the excess pastry around the baking pan.
  15. Continue to bake another 10 minutes.
  16. Pour in the pecan pie filling (method in the section below) into the sweet pie crust.
  17. Top with whole pecan nuts.
  18. Continue baking for another 40 minutes at 160C
  19. Remove from oven and leave the pecan pie to completely cooled down before slicing.
Pecan Pie filling
  1. Mix dark brown sugar with corn syrup and eggs.
  2. Strain the mixture for a smooth custard
  3. Add melted butter.


Measurement in cups. Measurements are direct conversion.

Disclaimer : best use kitchen scale to achieve the best result.

Sweet Pastry crust filling

150g plain flour = 1 cup

55g caster sugar = 1/4 cup

60g cold butter = 1/4 cup

Pecan Pie filling

255g corn syrup = 3/4 cup

115g dark brown sugar = 3/4 cup

30g melted butter = 2 tablespoon

120g whole pecan nuts = 1 cup

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 This easy pecan pie recipe is a classic dessert, with sweet crust pastry and sugary sweet, a hint of caramelised custard filling.  Once baked, pecan pie should be cooled down completely, before slicing to allow custard to set.

Posted on 20th June 2009

It took me awhile to make this. The first time, I bought pecan nuts... it was all consumed by moi. Then.... I was told off by my son... who was waiting for his pecan pie (for quite awhile)...bought my second batch of pecan nuts.... and here it is... Pecan Pie!